Tooth Grinding Treatment
Tooth grinding, also known as bruxism, usually affects people with overdeveloped jaw muscles and can cause a number of more complex problems. It can destroy dental enamel, causing long lasting damage to teeth and can also cause severe headaches, as well as jaw and neck pain. Some people even grind through protective mouth-guards provided to them by dentists.
Teeth grinding can lead to other orthodontic conditions such as malocclusion, which is the misalignment of teeth when your jaw closes as well as other problems such as the fracturing or loosening of teeth.
By treating the Masseter muscle with Botox, we can relax and shrink the muscle so that it reduces or stops tooth grinding altogether. This treatment is also used for jawline slimming.
Botox helps to treat teeth grinding by weakening the masticatory muscles, lessening the muscles ability to clench and grind the jaw. The results of Botox can be seen within a matter of days with maximum benefits seen within a couple of weeks.
GET IN TOUCH
If you want to find out more about our tooth grinding treatments or to book an appointment, get in touch with the Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kings Hill, Kent today for an initial consultation with one of our tooth grinding specialists.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
Time until results seen
Improvement within 2 weeks
3 - 6 months, sometimes longer
Number of treatments required
On-going review and assessment
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does Tooth Grinding Treatment work?
The Masseter muscles are your two main chewing muscles and are located just behind the cheeks. They control the clenching of the jaw and the grinding of teeth.
By relaxing these muscles with injections of Botox, we can relax and shrink your jaw line and reduce muscle contraction and tension.
What happens during the treatment for Tooth Grinding?
No anaesthetic is required and injections are made while you are lying down comfortably. 3-6 injections will usually be given. Arnica may be applied afterwards.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
Some minimal pain may be felt.
Who is this suitable for Tooth Grinding Treatment?
Anyone aged 18 over who suffers from grinding teeth or who requires a slimming of the jawline.
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